The final match between France and Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022 went to a penalty shootout. France equalized with Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick in the 118th minute at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Argentina went ahead 3–2 in the 108th minute with a goal from Lionel Messi. But, the score became 3-3 with Embappé’s goal.
Now watch the thrill of a penalty shootout
1-0: Kylian Embappelle of France scores a goal in the left corner.
1-1: Lionel Messi of Argentina scores a left-side goal.
1-1: Kingsley Coman of France’s shot was blocked by Argentina’s goalkeeper Martinez.
2-1: Paulo Dybala of Argentina scored the goal.
2-1: Aurelian Choumeni of France misses the penalty.
Match went into extra time
The score line was tied at 2-2 after 90 minutes. After this the match went into extra time. Both teams scored 1-1 in extra time. 4 goals came from both teams in 90 minutes. Argentina took the lead in the first half by scoring 2 goals. Lionel Messi scored for him in the 23rd minute and Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute. At the same time, Kylian Embappé of France scored 2 goals in 97 seconds to equalize the score line 2-2. Embappé scored a penalty in the 80th minute and a field goal in the 81st minute.
The first goal from the penalty
In the 21st minute of the match, Angel Di Maria of Argentina ran towards the French penalty box with the ball. He raced down the left wing to get inside the box. But, France’s Ousmane Dembele fouled him. After the foul, the referee awarded a penalty to Argentina.
Lionel Messi hit a penalty shot in the 23rd minute. The ball went into the bottom right corner of the net and Argentina went ahead 1-0. With this goal, Messi has scored 6 goals in the tournament. He became the highest goalscorer in the tournament.
Di Maria increases Argentina’s lead
Despite the early lead, Argentina continued to attack France. In the 35th minute, Lionel Messi of Argentina ran with the ball from the right wing. He passed to fellow player Mac Allister in the French penalty box. McAllister gave the ball to Angel Di Maria at the same time.
In the 36th minute, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ran towards Di Maria. But Di Maria fired a shot towards the goal. The ball went straight into the net and the score became 2-0 in favor of Argentina.
France’s first goal in the 80th minute
In the 79th minute, Kolo Muani of France reached Argentina’s penalty box with the ball. Argentina’s Otamendi fouled him. Due to which the referee gave France a chance to shoot the penalty.
Kylian Mbappe takes the penalty and hits the bottom left corner. Argentina goalkeeper Emilio Martínez was unable to keep the shot from going into the net.
Mbappé scored the second goal in 97 seconds
After the score line was 2-1 in the 80th minute, France continued to attack. In the 81st minute, France Coman took the ball and passed it to fellow player Kylian Embappé. Mbappe passes the ball to Thuram and Thuram passes the ball back to Mbappe.
Embappé took the ball towards Argentina’s penalty box and once again shot towards the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper of Argentina could not stop it from going into the goal and the score line became equal to 2-2.
Golden boot race
With 2 goals in the second half, Embappé has 7 goals in this World Cup. He reached number one in the race for the Golden Boot of the tournament. He is followed by Lionel Messi of Argentina. Messi has scored 6 goals in the tournament.
France showed amazing in the second half
France dominated the second half. French player Kylian Embappé scored two goals in the 80th and 81st minutes of the second half. In the second half, both the teams had 6 shots on goal, but only France could convert 2 shots on goal. In the second half, Argentina took 2 and France took 3 corners.
Argentina dominated in the first half
Argentina kept the pressure on France throughout the first half. The team didn’t give France a single shot at goal. Whereas, Argentina had 6 shots on goal in the first half. Goals also came on 2 of these shots. Argentina held ball possession 60% of the time. He took two corners in the first half, but did not allow France to take a single corner.
One yellow card each for both the teams
Adrien Rabiot of France received a yellow card in the 55th minute of the match. He challenged Argentina’s, De Paul. Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez also received a yellow card in the last minute of the first half. He fouled Kolo Muani of France. This was the first yellow card of the final.